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New Orleans Beer Guy on Bourbon Street

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LAist is on a road trip to protest nuclear proliferation, and to celebrate beer drinking, which is why we're in New Orleans. On Bourbon Street. Drinking.

Unlike Los Angeles, it's legal to drink beer on the streets here as long as it's not in a glass container. You can also smoke in the bars. This is probably the America the founders had hoped for in regards to freedom. Even though LAist doesn't smoke, we enjoyed watching football yesterday in a restaurant next to a man smoking and drinking and eating ribs.

We enjoyed it because we're adults and we could have moved somewhere else if the smoke disturbed our sensitive sensibilities. But we grew up around smoke and we have not been influenced into believing that second hand smoke is so awful.

Later last night we found ourselves stumbling from jazz club, to rock karaoke club, to booty club and we walked past this man selling $1 beer in a small little store front. He was kind enough to give us two minutes of his time to talk about how Katrina has affected beer sales and what he did in the wake of the disaster.